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The Best Life Ain't Easy, But It's Worth It: A Memoir
Moody Publishers / 2008 / Paperback
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Author and conference speaker Kidder offers a poignant memoir about growing up in the "average American dysfunctional family." You'll laugh, cry---and identify---as she shares her love for an alcoholic, mentally ill father; her mother's search for a "normal" life; her own longing for success---and an encounter with Christ who "spoiled everything." 224 pages, softcover from Moody.
There are books that make you laugh. There are books that make you cry. There are books that teach you how to live day by day in a fallen world. The Best Life Ain't Easy is all of them! Virelle Kidder says, "This is the story of my life before [and after] Christ, growing up in the average American dysfunctional family. My father, whom I loved dearly, suffered from an untreated mental illness and alcoholism, eventually leaving my mother, brother, and me when I was seven. He died when I was twelve. My mother sought normalcy; I sought the brass ring. Almost instantly at age 25, I met Christ, and He spoiled everything."
Life is better caught than taught. As a woman of any age, you will identify with life, in some manner, as Virelle knew it. And by the end of the story, you will hopefully identify with Jesus!
VIRELLE KIDDER is a full-time writer and conference speaker who has proclaimed the love of God for more than 25 years, and once hosted her own daily radio talk show in New York's capital district. She is the author of six books, including The Best Life Ain't Easy and Meet Me at the Well. Virelle and her husband, Steve, have four grown children and eight grandchildren and live in Sebastian, Florida. For more information, visit www.virellekidder.com.
"Don't miss this remarkable memoir. It will teach you how to get up when you fall, recapture momentum when hopes are dashed, and reveal the glorious mystery of finding joy in an imperfect world. I love this book!" --Carol Kent, speaker and author A New Kind of Normal
"Bottom Line? The Best Life Ain't Easy is a good old-fashioned salvation story that reads like a novel. I had several manuscripts ahead of it in my must-read pile then made the mistake of attempting to just scan the first few pages. I know this is a cliche, but I couldn't put it down. Don't miss this one." --Jerry B. Jenkins, author Left Behind series
Virelle Kidder is a full-time writer and conference speaker. She has hosted her own daily radio talk show in New York's capital district. Virelle has a deep passion for providing women with relevant, accessible, spiritual materials. She served for many years as a contributing writer for Today's Christian Woman and is presently a mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer's Guild. Virelle is the author of five books in addition to her current title and resides with her husband, Steve, in Florida.
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Author: Virelle Kidder
Located in: Sebastian, FL
Submitted: January 15, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a small town girl from a little red house in upstate NY who grew up, like many, in the Great American Dysfunctional family. I talked often to God while playing in the woods or alone in my bed at night, and He never stopped answering me in so many ways. Now, many years down the road, I love writing and speaking about His amazing love.
What was your motivation behind this project? I share the story of God's intimate working in my life with total honesty, just like I want others to speak to me. It's friend to friend, nothing held back. My story is only the setting to show the reality of God in one human life.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? God is faithful, and above all, His purposes are loving even when He allows pain. He can be trusted with every part of our life, even the bad things that need fixing. I hope The Best Life Ain't Easy will become a trusted friend to readers, an encouragement to trust God every moment.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I feel that if this were the last thing I ever wrote, it would be enough.
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